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Marko Köfler
A musician and writer from Austria, as well as an avid metal-fan since 2004!

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Review: Jackal’s Truth ”Dominus Silvae” [Passage Records]

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Too Late to the Game #1 – A Promise By the start of the year 1997, a new born band named Jackal’s Truth released their debut demo Dominus ...
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Review: Amon Amarth ”Berserker” [Metal Blade Records]

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Stuck somewhere between a burnout and heartwarming nostalgia I don’t think there should be much left to say about who Amon Amarth are and how successful they have ...
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Review: Hirax ”Immortal Legacy” [Steamhammer Records]

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Masters will fall and slaves will rise, immortal they shake the earth! What a crushing, annihilating, corpse-raising record! Immortal Legacy – released in 2014 – is still the ...
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Review: Devin Townsend “Empath” [Inside Out Music]

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Watching Universes Collide Being offered the new record created by a highly likeable and immensely skilled artist like Devin Townsend could (or should?) be a dream come true ...
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Review: Testament ”Low” [Atlantic Records]

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I like you for your warped demented ways! Twenty-five years ago, in a time where classic metal was way past its point-of-no-return in terms of decline and decay, ...
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Review: DANZIG ”III- How the Gods Kill” [Def American Recordings]

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The Heart of the Devil! Be ready for a heavily biased fanboy review of a classic album! Danzig’s third installment – which is also in possession of the ...
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Review: Metal Church ”Damned If You Do” [Rat Pak Records]

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Metal Church embrace the Loudness war! Actually, carelessly applying this bad habit to their creation has almost ruined Damned If You Do! For those who don’t know, the ...
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Review: Danzig ”4” (American Recordings)

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They went down and died indeed. 4P was the final call of Danzig. A last „hooray!“ before the tremendous and yet undisputed fall and death of Danzig as ...
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Review: Myrkur ”Juniper” [Relapse Records]

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A fine snack between proper meals Myrkur has been enjoying rising success within the last few years, mainly due to a successful combination of few ingredients – atmospheric, ...
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Review: Fortress ” Fortress” [Independent release]

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A Fortress Made of Hardened Steel! Ah, it’s the 80’s all over again! Fortress don’t want to dabble in modern postures, they don’t seek out experimentation or innovation. ...
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Review: Suidakra ”Cimbric Yarns” [AFM Records]

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I was really looking forward to this one even though I’ve never been a hardcore-follower of Arkadius‘ main project. Sure enough, my personal starting-with-metal preferences back then should ...
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Review: Deviser ”Howling Flames” [Sleaszy Rider Records]

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It has been a long time since I’ve heard anything by this rather ancient Greek metal outfit, their latest release already dating back to the year 2011. I ...
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Review: Gnosis ”The Offering of Seven”

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Gnosis- ”The Offering of Seven” (Terror From Hell records) Like an early ’90’s demo straight out of Greece! Unrefined. Raw. Somewhat sloppy. Echoing, abyssic vocals straight out of ...
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Review: Running Wild ”The Rivalry”

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Running Wild- ”The Rivalry” (Gun records) It’s been 20 years since the release of The Rivalry and it’s been about 10 since I’ve had my first exposure to ...
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Review: VARATHRON – Patriarchs Of Evil

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VARATHRON Patriarchs Of Evil Agonia records Honoring the past, conquering the future To be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting to be totally blown away by this. I ...
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Review: Katavasia “Daemonic Offering”

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Katavasia Daemonic Offering A quick fix of Hellenic black metal mastery. When Hellenic black metal veteran Stefan Necroabyssious gets involved with decent musicians bearing a similar mindset, one ...
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Review: ON THORNS I LAY “Aegean Sorrow”

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ON THORNS I LAY “Aegean Sorrow” Alone Records Although never entirely in my inner circle of personal favorites stemming from the Greek metal scene, I was genuinely excited ...
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Review: Iron Maiden “Rock in Rio” DVD

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Iron Maiden “Rock in Rio” DVD Sanctuary Visual Entertainment Still the Perfect Introduction to Iron Maiden Judas Priest. Yeah, since Day 1 of my personal heavy metal experience, ...
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Review: Kawir “Exilasmos”

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Kawir “Exilasmos” Iron Bonehead productions Perhaps the most consistent and rewarding KAWIR offering yet It was the mid-2000s when I eventually stumbled upon the name KAWIR. They showed ...
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Review: DEICIDE “Serpents of the Light”

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DEICIDE “Serpents of the Light” Roadrunner Records The Cyst on Your God’s Holy Lamb While revisiting the more extreme roots of my own personal history within the realms ...
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